There was a time when the Automatic Tank Gauge made sense for checking the fuel in petroleum tanks. It was the right solution for tackling fuel management and environmental compliance. But today’s retail fuel environment is brutal and maybe ATGs don’t make that much sense. A recent study suggests only three out of seen ATG alarms require on-site action. The rest are mostly false alarms. Maybe it’s time to reconsider?
- In years gone by the Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) was the right solution for the challenges of fuel management and environmental compliance.
- Locally automating a consistent practice for compliance and accurate measurement of stock levels was a sizeable step forward for the industry
- but in today’s evolving retail fuel environment, it’s become more and more difficult for the ATG to be an automated ‘one stop shop’ for compliance monitoring.
“The average ATG will generate 10 alarms per month depending on setup and location.”